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Where to buy good corporate/goverment/treasury bonds?

I am non american citizen. I read a portion of Benjamin Grahams, "The Intelligent Investor" he suggests that one should always have a portion of ones savings in bonds. Specifically, he mentions SERIES ...
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Why government bonds fluctuate so much, even though interest rates don't change that often?

Why do government bond prices fluctuate on a daily basis on the bond market? I can understand the fluctuation of corporate bonds because they are tied to the credit worthiness of the company and ...
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Is the price of a long-term STRIP typically higher than that of a short-term STRIP?

When interest rates and duration are taken into account, how do they affect the prices of STRIPS ? I'm so confused with this question.
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Why did one-year notes pay more than 10-year notes during the 1980's crisis?

Why did one-year notes pay more than 10-year notes during the 1980's crisis? During the early 1980's, one-year T notes paid more than the 10-year T note, which implies that nobody wanted to buy the ...
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Why would anyone buy a government bond?

In my country, the interest rates on government bonds are currently 2 - 3%, but I have money in a term deposit at the bank which earns 4% interest. I don't understand how this can be possible. Why are ...
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How to bet on Japanese government bonds interest rate going up in the coming years?

Is there a way for a private individual investor to bet on Japanese Government bonds interest rate going up in the coming years?
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10-year real Treasury bond yield: How can it be zero, or negative?

How can the 10-year real Treasury bond yield be zero, or negative? That's like giving out money for free, right? Does that mean that people expect the value of the dollar to go up (deflation)?
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Treasury Bonds, compounding at new interest rates

this is more a question about bonds in general than just Treasuries, but we will use Treasuries for example Let say you have $10,000,000 and you buy 30-year Treasury bonds currently yielding 3% ...
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Liquidity of U.S. treasury bonds and moving in and out of them before maturity?

I am curious about the liquidity of U.S. treasury bonds. I always hear about how liquid they are. I like the rates of the 30 year treasury bonds but lets say I don't want to park money for 30 years. ...
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For an investor, what's the appropriate response to the U.S. Debt downgrade?

So the S&P has downgraded United States debt from it's AAA status. There have been other threads discussing why/when a downgrade will happen, as well as possibility of default. Instead, I want to ...